Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
United Kingdom
Information received on 04/12/2020 from Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer, DEFRA, Department for Environment,Food and Rural Affairs , London, United Kingdom
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 02/12/2020
Report date 04/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 04/12/2020
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N5
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (04/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (WB 2020-27) Newport, Gwent, Wales
Date of start of the outbreak 23/11/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (23/11/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Affected population WILD BIRDS
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Weybridge (OIE Reference Laboratory) Mute Swan reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/12/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations